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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:
Discoveries - the print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
HealthE-Barks - view the archives of our e-Newsletter
Two dog owners share their personal experiences with dogs diagnosed with mitral valve disease including participating in research on the disease. Mitral valve disease is a condition where, over time, the mitral valve of the heart degrades.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation has awarded the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Veterinary Medicine and Emory University a $119,000 grant over three years to test a newly developed experimental drug to treat dogs with naturally-occurring brain tumors, following partial surgical removal of those tumors.
Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a major cause of severe anemia in American dogs. IMHA occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys oxygen-carrying red blood cells (RBC), leading to symptoms including exhaustion, weakness, and panting. However, although scientists have known for years that the immune system destroys the RBCs in dogs with IMHA, they still have no idea what prompts it to attack.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation today launches a research and education initiative on bloat. The Initiative will sponsor research grants designed to better understand the cause and predisposition of bloat in dogs. Educational resources will also be made available to dog owners and to veterinarians.
Search and Rescue teams perform incredibly important, and incredibly stressful, work. However, until recently, there has been little research on how the stresses of the job affect the mental health of the humans and dogs performing it. Researchers recently determined that a factor that significantly increased depression and PTSD symptoms in handlers was having a dog who became sick or died. Interestingly, shifting of the bond between dog and handler did not only affect the humans. Changes in the health of human handlers also affected the well-being of their dogs.
The condition Tracheal Hypoplasia and how to manage it.
The Canine Phenome Project at the University of Missouri, the benefits, and the participation by Dalmatian owners.
This article explains what translation medicine is and how this approach can help the medical and scientific communities better understand diseases common to the dog and human.
A list of signs to help recognize hypothyroidism and the tests used to diagnose the disease.
The importance of testing standard poodles for Atrial Septal Defect.
The print newsletter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation
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In this podcast we hear from Kayce Cover, an animal behavior consultant and coach, about her approach to training. Syn Alia Training System, or SATS for short, is an extension of bridge and target training. Ms. Cover is a professional animal trainer who has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a Masters of Science in Education. Cover trained as a research scientist, but prefers to work in applied communication and motivation – working to get results with people teamed with animals. Cover has worked for a number of highly prestigious institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, and a number of universities. In this podcast she discusses her training methods and philosophy that have led to phenomenal success with multiple species.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.